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New Apache Order

New Apache Order 2 July, 2020

AH-64 Apache attack helicopters, which have made their maiden flight in 1975 and have been in production since 1983, do not lose their popularity.

Morocco, which has entered a remarkable arms race with the countries in the region, has ordered the AH-64E Apache to the USA. The country will receive a total of 24 platforms within the scope of procurement, the total cost of which is estimated at 440 million USD. According to the statement from Boeing, deliveries that will start in 2024 are planned to be completed in March 2025.

With this agreement, Morocco become 17th AH-64 Apache user. The country has requested a total of 36 AH-64, which 12 are an option in addition to AGM-114R/L Hellfire, WGU-59/B APKWS, AIM- 92H Stinger, M261 rocket launcher, 70mm Hydra rocket and 30mm cannon ammunition.

The candidates eliminated by Morocco, which started the search for attack helicopters in 2019, are AH-1Z Viper and T129 Atak.

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